Cambridge English Exam Preparation
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General English and Cambridge Exam Preparation

We prepare students for popular English language exams including Cambridge FCE, CAE,KET,PET,FCE,CAE and CPE.


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Aspire Institute in Collaboration with our partners offers a comprehensive range of resources to support exam preparation, from print materials such as past papers, revision guides and course books to computer resources such as sample papers, online courses and interactive games.


  • Cambridge English Key English Test (KET) 

Cambridge English: Key, also known as Key English Test (KET), is a basic level qualification that shows you can use English to communicate in simple situations. It shows you have made a good start in learning English.


  • Cambridge English Preliminary English Test (PET)

Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools, also known as Preliminary English Test (PET) for Schools, shows that a student can understand and communicate using everyday written and spoken English.


What's in the EXAM

Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools is made up of three papers developed to test your students' English skills. You can see exactly what is in each paper below.

Paper Content Marks
(% of total)

Reading and Writing
(1 hour 30 minutes)

Reading: 5 parts / 35 questions

Writing: 3 parts / 7 questions


Students need to be able to read texts from signs, newspapers and magazines and understand the main points. They will need to show they can use vocabulary and structure by completing tasks such as producing a short message, and writing a story or letter of around 100 words.

(about 30 minutes plus 6 minutes transfer time)

4 parts / 25 questions


Students need to show they can understand the meaning of a range of recorded spoken material, including announcements, interviews and discussions about everyday life. They will also need to be able to understand the attitudes and intentions of the speakers.

(10–12 minutes per pair of candidates)

4 parts


Students take part in a conversation, asking and answering questions, and talking freely about their likes and dislikes. They take the Speaking test with another candidate or in a group of three.

  • Cambridge English: First (FCE) 

Cambridge English: First, also known as First Certificate in English (FCE), is an upper-intermediate level qualification. It proves you can use everyday written and spoken English for work or study purposes.


What's in the Exam

Cambridge English: First is made up of five papers developed to test your English skills. You can see exactly what is in each paper below.


Paper Content

(% of total)

(1 hour)
3 parts/30 questions 20% Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction, newspapers and magazines.
(1 hour 20 minutes)
2 parts 20% Requires you to be able to produce two different pieces of writing, such as letters, reports, reviews and short stories.
Use of English 
(45 minutes)
4 parts/42 questions 20% Tests your use of English with tasks that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.
(about 40 minutes)
4 parts/30 questions 20% Requires you to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as news programmes, presentations and everyday conversations.

(14 minutes per pair of candidates)

4 parts 20% Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations. You will take the Speaking test with one or two other candidates.

Cambridge exams are recognised by universities and employers all over the world.

Cambridge exam preparation is available for students who are Intermediate or above and are studying for a minimum of 4 weeks. We advise you on the best combination of General English and exam preparation. Usually students study General English in the morning and exam preparation in the afternoon.

Your specific Cambridge exam training includes:


  • grammar and how to use it in authentic situations
  • speaking skills: pronunciation, fluency and appropriate
  • writing skills, both formal and informal
  • reading and listening skills
  • knowledge and use of vocabulary
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